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Feb 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
serve in the nixon administration, how did you raise the money to do that? >> they had buyer's remorse and a group of alumni of the nixon administration who worked on the domestic side rallied and raise a lot of money for this program. i received contributions from donald rumsfeld. i believe dick cheney. i think paul o'neill provided some funding. member people. the fault of the domestic side of the head ministration hasn't received the b.j. of the administration hasn't received -- the domestic side of the administration has not received that much attention. for the watergate interviews, i used the trust fund. i was very conservative about the way i used the money. the library received one head- one half of all of the ticket money that came into the library card -- one half of the ticket money that came into the library. that money was our trust fund. i used the money for public programming because the nixon foundation shut down all funding. normally, these libraries, people don't know, but the utilities are paid by the federal government. the staff is fedele and their salaries are pai
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am EST
conflict of different events because the head of the nixon foundation at that point was john taylor, rev. john taylor. and john taylor is an intellectual. he is very complicated. he is a bit torn about nixon. and he admired nixon's mind. and he wanted nixon's library to be credible. now, i don't believe that every member of the nixon foundation shared john's intellectual goal. he really wanted the cold war historian. he knew who i was because i had worked on the project with pda. i just let the materials speak for themselves. i write books, but on different subjects. john taylor wanted me, too. he was hired by then-president george w. bush. my first book is about the cuban missile crisis. both of them wanted me. they came to me. i did not apply for the job. from the beginning, i said, look, i am a historian. we have to have a place where history is so comfortable. i am not a member of the republican party. i am not partisan crowd i am now going to become a member of the republican party. and that is aside from the fact that i was gay. i told them come if you want this, this is what you w
Feb 18, 2013 2:30pm PST
nixon and dwight eisenhower. here in the u.s., there has been a fierce debate over taxing sugary sodas and junk food. we are not alone. james has more on the fight in britain. >> and britons are getting better -- and bigger. more than one of four adults are obese and fatty foods and drinks are a reason why. doctors say it is one of the greatest threats to public health in the 20th century, contributing to diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. more fizzy drinks are being sold and ever before with sodas making up more than half of the total amount. the government must take action by stopping on a tax which will push prices up by at least 20%. >> they are just water and sugar and calories. let's put a tax on those and tried to encourage people to drink more coffee drinks. >> it is not just fizzy pops that doctors have in their sights. they want to see fewer fast-food outlets near schools, a ban on the fatty food advertising before 9:00 p.m.. drink manufacturers say that they are not to blame for a bloated britain. soft drinks contribute just 2% to daily calorie intake. >> we need a holisti
Feb 17, 2013 2:30pm EST
you next week. >> guest: thank you so much. >> and her work, "pat nixon," mary brennan recounts the life. mrs. nixon's recent release private documents. this is just over 15 minutes. >> welcome to the richard nixon presidential library and museum. my name is paul paul wormser anm acting director of the library. i appreciate all of you, into one american canoeing author top presentations. today we are very fortunate to have really the leading scholar on pat nixon who was born 100 years ago this year. mary brennan, who did much of the research here for her book, is the chair of the department of history at the university of texas and san marcos. her specialty is post-world war ii conservative movement then she has written to date three different books. that's been turning right at the 16th, capture of the gop, wives and mothers and the conservative fundament crusade against communism and of course the book with a fast run here, which is "pat nixon: embattled first lady." her book is an outstanding work and i look forward -- our thank you to help me welcome her on the stage to talk
Feb 25, 2013 12:00pm PST
this country's all-time odd couples, the top of that list has to be dwight eisenhower and richard nixon. war hero and then seen as the master of the political dark arts. let's call it a complicated personal and professional relationship that lasted nearly two decades from nixon's placement on the republican ticket to eisenhower's death, just after nixon finally won the presidency on his own in 1968. politically, it made in nearly ruined nixon's career. perhaps the perfect example is this gem where nixon is running for president in 1960 and dwight eisenhower then president is asked about the vp's influence in the white house. >> i wondered if you could give us an example of a major idea of his that you adopted as the final -- >> if you give me a week i might think of one. i don't remember. >> oh. ouch. >> imagine obama doing that if biden's trying to replace him. devastating. that was a political ad for jfk and nearly beat nixon that year and win the presidency and that is just the beginning of the story. jeffrey frank gone to great lengths to document and piece together this complicated rela
Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
nixon. >> that was a straight one, those two. >> yes. our next guest explores the two iconic leaders. >>> also, in the aftermath of the great recession, new data reveals why the baby boomers are shouldering most of the burden during the recovery. we'll talk about that. >>> but first, here -- >> you know what today is? >> it's national weather person's day. >> i think you just made that up to get attention. >> i've seen no evidence elsewhere. >> next you'll tell me it's not national pancake day. >> bill karins will do anything for attention. bill? >> just making up holidays. yes it is national weatherpersons day. we are trumped only by the pancakes. national pancake day. ihop giving away free stacks of pancake. they are asking you to give away a little money for charity when you get your free pancakes. >>> it's a rather quiet day today. we're watching temperatures warming up across many spots. cold in northern new england. kansas city, enjoy it. 25 today until this afternoon, much warmer. up to near 50s. snow showers are heading down, southern minnesota. also light snow into new engla
Feb 23, 2013 1:00pm EST
there that day, she was selected secretary. she wanted to register to vote. e. nixon, an activist in the union across borders was heading up this effort. there were only 31 black people in montgomerie at that time registered to vote. nixon came by her apartment to bring her some materials and so began a partnership that would change the course of american history. she tried three times to vote. part of the process was a test, but that test was administered differently for black people than white people. on the third time she took it, sure that she had passed and the siting she would consider bringing suit if she didn't pass, she copied down all the questions and the answers. the registrar saw her. she passed the test. a final hurdle was that once you were registered people were required to pay poll taxes, not just from the year they got registered but from all the years back to when they had been ostensibly eligible to vote. $1.50 for each year. for rosa parks that was $18 which was an extraordinary amount of money. e.d. nixon and rosa parks wanted to transform the naacp into a more activist b
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
is working with the naacp, working with a man named the nixon. nixon is a sleeping car porter, active in the union. he and rosa parks wants to transform the bridge into a more activist branch. he runs for president and wins in 1945. he and parks go out to investigate cases of voter registration, acts of brutality. there is controversy in the branch, many that oppose this, they try to unseat nixon and parks. she is doing this very dangerous work. it sounds not so dangerous but to see -- be a naacp activist in the 1940's, taking testimony of people, getting them to sign affidavits, that is extremely courageous work. only a handful of people in montgomery were committed to doing that work. >> how does this moment happen? as you point out in the book, it was not the first time that rosa parks had refused to get up on the bus. explain what was different, when she tried it the first time, compared to 1955? >> there is a longer history of resistance on buses in montgomery. there have been numerous cases after world war ii of people getting arrested on the bus. she knows what can happen. a ne
Feb 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
be a reference to the fact that during the nixon administration in reality the whole business of set asides, the whole business of what happens with reference to the philadelphia plan, all of that came because a guy named george schultz working for nixon put that together, and the republicans had a golden opportunity at that moment to really grab the leadership that lincoln had provided and by today willie brown may very well be saying positive things about the republicans. >> let's put that to sam. not only that, not only did they create basically affirmative action with the philadelphia plan, the screw the eye tish, italians, and their unions, they were up to trouble in some extent, going after the union leaders and they're locked out. unless you're nephew of a kid you're not getting a job there. moynihan gave nixon credit for ending the dual school system. how could they be going in that direction and at the same time playing the southern strategy with strom thurmond and those boys? >> that's why the great gary wills said richard nixon was the last liberal and there is a reference, willi
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
kiss begins with kay ♪ anniversary of richard nixon's birth there's a new exhibit at his presidential library and has a lot of people talking. it contains newly declassified documents that reveal that nixon was corresponding with president bill clinton. jan crawford is here with the story. good morning. >> good morning, norah, good morning, j.b. they have released these incredible documents and it shows a surprisingly warm relationship between presidents nixon and clinton. the correspondence includes a handwritten letter congratulating him on a tough primary and election. that letter was the beginning of an unlikely union between the former republican and the democrat. they say politics make strange bedfellows. that was the case in 1992 when he sent a hand-written note to president clinton. the strongest steel must pass through the hottest fire. in enduring that ordeal you have demonstrate thad you have the character to lead. >> it's a very fascinating letter because he's opening up the door to a new incoming president that i'm on your side that i'm impressed by
Feb 17, 2013 7:45pm EST
the was $18 which was an extraordinary amount of money they found. nixon and rosa parks wanted to transform the naacp to a more activist branch so in 1945, nixon runs for president and wins. parks again is elected secretary. many middle class members of the ranch wanted a social club and opposed the politics and the road to the national naacp office they don't like him and they think that he's a dictator for his politics when and they try to get that shakira national office to work in. the work on the west side. she is living in the cleveland projects with her husband and then her mother moves there. nixon and parks are reelected to have the montgomery branch and come to have the conference at the naacp. it's also to sort of protest and challenge the legal inching, the prosecuting of black men for sexual fines who had either stepped out of place or were having consensual relationships with white women and so these charges were used to sort of put people back in their place. rosa parks traveled the state taking testimony and trying to get people to sign affidavits to the justice department t
Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
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Feb 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
and consumer groups demanded that something be done. the responsibility was left to richard nixon. the primary responsibility for controlling inflation rests with the national administration and its handling of fiscal and monetary affairs. but would this president be willing to accept the traditional keynesian approach to reduce demand by increasing taxes? chief economic advisor paul mccracken exains nixon's reluctae. i don't know oanypolitical n short of a war, where there isn't hesitancy about increasing taxes. that's the least popular thing the political system wants to hea increased taxes were likely not only to cut inflation, also to slow the economy. nin believed t 1960 economiclowdown had costim the presidency, anhis eye was w on t 197elections. nixon was a lahe feared increased renues woulincreasegovernment. if taxes woul't be raised, why t cut backasegovernment. on federal spending? it would have been irresponsible to start with a cleaver, slicing everything, partly because, i'm sure, a year or so later, government would be trying to increase partleverything i'm sure, they could incre
Feb 9, 2013 10:00am EST
months after graduating from harvard college he found himself working for moynihan in the nixon white house for urban affairs and environmental issues. he returned to washington where he was ronald reagan's deregulation czar. because of his leadership, the most prominent public policy institute in the world, we recognize him as a giant in the industry. i am delighted to introduce them as a moderator of our panel. [applause] >> thank you for your grace, a care, intensity of purpose that has brought us all together. we extend thanks and congratulations to jim billington and their colleagues at the library of congress for undertaking to preserve the papers. there's a competition of ideas. among interest the article that nacelles politically entrenched, farmers, retirees. among ideas, the advantage lies with those that mobilize tangible constituencies, green energy, home ownership, too big to fail finance, a new interest and ash that idea is. the operate at a disadvantage. this is an idea that is good that hypothetical. in not only lacks the live constituency but is actively opposed by th
Feb 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
to richard nixon. and richard nixon vetoed it even though it passed with lots of republican votes. president nixon said the idea of preschool for everyone had quote, family-weakening implications. he said quote, the child development envisioned in this legislation would be truly a long leap into the dark for the united states government and the american people. a long leap into the dark. 40 years after president nixon said no to preschool for all american kids with the weird leaping in the dark analogy, president obama is trying to bring a version of that idea back with a plan for early education for all americans. but this time the president has wind in his sails blowing in from an unlikely source. it's blowing in from a really, really red state. from maybe the reddest of all red states. this is how oklahoma voted in 2012. mitt romney swept every county. in 2008 john mccain swept every county. in 2004 george bush swept every county. oklahoma is the reddest place we've got in america. and republicans, you may have heard, like to think that they do not think much of the policy ideas of barack
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
or republican. i voted for richard nixon, ronald reagan, but after the george bush fiasco, the republicans will not give back the tax cuts that george bush's friends liked and they still like thim. they want to get rid of things people need like social security and medicare. host: paul is a republican. caller: good morning. favorite is george bush. host: george w. or george h. w.? caller: george w. bush. host: why? out, iot going to find guess. let's go to democratic caller in iowa. caller: good morning. my favorite is john f. kennedy. he was brilliant. when he gave his inaugural address, he started the peace corps and he brought young kids to help out with the country. he and his brothers were for the poor. it was not just for the rich. he's my favorite. thank you. host: we will keep getting your thoughts on your favorite president throughout the first part of the morning. let me give you some other headlines in the papers. the new york times front page -- next to that is the story about obama's plan for citizenship that was put out on saturday. it says none of the 11 million illegal immi
Feb 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
in congress, bringing his mandate down to size. democrats try to do the same thing to richard nixon in '73, even before watergate. chris: you think it's a normal pattern? everyone agree we're watching normal intransigence? i'm watching them fight this hagel nomination so far successfully. they don't seem like they're in awe of the president at all. >> no, but i think it's weakened a little bit. the unanimousty of republicans weakened. we saw republicans break off agree on the fiscal cliff deal. we saw breakoff on the sandy aid and starting to see some break off on immigration. it's certainly true they continue to be very hard on the president but not quite as hard as they were much of the first term. >> we know historically, the second -- chris: you know being in the cook report that's the hardest job in the world, get re-elect your party -- >> re-elected. if you then are showing all of your time as opposition party to soften up democrats, not about the president now, it's about the party and taking control of the senate. chris: let's take in the most vivid example this week, hagel, secret
Feb 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
. thank you very much. >> this reminds me of the missing 11 minutes from the nixon case. >> unfortunately, for mr. ginsberg, unfortunately for former president nixon there were back up tapes. when the sunshine request came in, the designated custodian of record had an obligation to search everything for the requested records. the suggestion in the good government guide that they are trash is just nonsense. if you look at the act it defines the public records as any writing containing information relating to the comment of the public's business prepared used or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics and the writing includes, among other things every other means of recording upon any tangible thing, communication, representation, including letters, words, and any record there by created regardless of the manner in which the record has been stored. the fact that the custodian of records did not look through to see if they had been saved is a violation in and of itself. and the fact that mr. ginsberg has been able to get away with it is a flagrant
Feb 11, 2013 8:30pm EST
in 1968 he found himself working for daniel patrick moynihan and the nixon white house on urban affairs and environmental issues. following law school at the university of chicago, and several years practicing law and teaching at harvard, chris returned to washington where he was the deregulation czar at the white house and at a lan beef. he cuts of his leadership in the last quarter century and transforming aei where he was president and ceo to the most prominent public policy institute in the world we now recognize him as a giant in the industry. i'm delighted to introduce him as the moderator of our panel. thank you so much for being here. [applause] [applause] >> thank you margaret. this wonderful evening is all you're doing. i speak for everyone present an offering profound gratitude for your generosity, grace, care and intensity of purpose that have brought us all together. [laughter] and we extend hearty thanks and congratulations to jim billington, roberta schaefer and their colleagues at the library of congress for undertaking to preserve tom's papers for posterity. politics co
Feb 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
, the more dangerous a leader, witness richard nixon. there is some opinion that richard nixon is the most sexually insecure chief of state since napoleon. >> somebody once said a woman a man most fears is the woman inside himself. >> doesn't henry kissinger more than compensate for president nixon's sexual insecurity? >> that's like, are you still beating your wife? anything i say is impossible. >> we were photographed together. since kissinger was, i think, pretty much the only unmarried person in the nixon administration, somebody from "the new york times" called me up and asked me about it. >> this week, gloria steinem, almost unbelievably to me, is voted as having said she's not now and never has been a girlfriend of henry kissinger. but, i would like to tell you, i'm not discouraged. >> people think being pretty or beautiful solves everything, which, of course, it doesn't. the hard part, for me, i must say the painful part, is i work really hard, and then the result is attributed to looks. that's -- it's really painful, and you would think at 76 that would go away, but it's still the
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Feb 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
struck me, when you talked about richard nixon and the quote is -- when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal. >> that was richard nixon talking to david frost about what were called black job surreptitious entries, breaking into terrorist organizations, whether it was ku klux klan or black papthers, in a black village townhouse. but the president of the united states never asserted the right to kill american citizens. he was asserting a right to protect american citizens with break-ins. this is far beyond that. but look at the reaction to richard nixon happened. nixon was discriminated against. people were sickened by this. this is astonishing. >> do you expect to see congress do anything with this? we are so, after 9/11, you say the word terrorism and we all jump, as we should because that was terrible what happened on 9/11. but the fact is, we are using drones in countries where we are not at war. we are using it on intelligence and we know how intelligence has been faulted before am we have a broad definition of what imminent is, it can be someone that the person pl
Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
nixon because they needed him to be the saint who was wronged. >> tim naftali, former director of the nixon library. thank you so much. >> for a dvd copy of this program, call 1-877-662-7726. c-span's programs are also available as podcasts. >> the communism of china is basically communism only in name these days, preserving the power of the members of the communist party. they basically through -- threw their ideology aside. they talked in length about marxism and leninism, etc., but as i say, it is all about preserving their power as they continue to grow. they got rid of most of the vestiges of communism all long time ago. in north korea, it is all about preserving the kim dynasty. it really does not have anything to do with what karl marx envisioned as communism. communism when it moved into asia, it diverged into something different than the communists and that appeared in europe. that is an absolutely fascinating split. >> 34 years of reporting with keefe richburg, next sunday at 8:00. >> next, david cameron takes questions from members of the house of commons. after that
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
newspeople in the daytime hours. the evening is telling folks who has been wrong about anyone since nixon that they've been right about everything. >> they have one too many blonds whose hair looks breakable. >> john: they lost sarah palin, the only nonblond they had. >> of all of the columns i wrote in the three years that are represented there, the one line that people quote from all of the columns is one about her. >> john: what was it? >> she seems to have no first language. >> john: would you say she's the perfect celebrity for our age? ronald reagan went from celebrity to politics. she used politics to try to become a celebrity. >> yes, it works both ways. and no one knows why. i stood once in the pressroom of the white house and heard the president of the united states, ronald reagan, do eight to ten jokes about me written for the press, it was press night. it was the strangest sensation. well, dick be's getting a little shorter each year. and then the bast -- then he left before i did my thing. i thought i wish i had known, i would have walked out on his act. he had to go to bed a
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
on the payroll working for richard nixon, who was coming back from having lost in a 1962 kennedy, having lost pat brown in california. his comeback campaign was basically 66-68. they did very well -- it was a good republican year. nixon had been the one guy who had been out there for all of them. sears and buchanan -- john went into the white house, the white house counsel. mitchell and somebody else -- they did not like him, he was too friendly to the press. so he got bounced out of the white house. his comeback was ronald reagan -- he was the ronald reagan architect in 1976. >> what is he doing today? >> john is in miami. he is basically retired. he is now 70. he still has his hand in his practice. he has had a very successful law practice. >> at the top of my list, one of the clips i have of you, going back to 1992. you're at the national press club saying some strong things. >> what happens to the republicans was that they reinforced that perception and that prejudice against the republicans as the party of the wealthy by nominating george bush. in spite of the country and western music and a
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